Training & Certification Programs

Group Fitness Instructor


fitness instructor information

The Instructor Training Program aims to provide potential group fitness instructors a solid knowledge of exercise and health. The course is designed from the American Council of Exercise (ACE) Curriculum, and a hands-on education component for optimal learning. Throughout the fall participants will learn the basic skills required to teach a Total Body Tone class. Potential instructors will audition in Toning prior to moving on to shadow additional class formats. Throughout the spring participants will learn additional class formats such as Cardio Blast, Kettlebell, TRX, and more. Attend an info session to learn more!

Info Sessions in Rec Center Dry Classroom:
August 28 6:00 p.m.
August 30 9:00 a.m.

Weekly Meetings:
Mondays 5:00–7:00 p.m. Rec Center Room A

$285 (includes academic year Group FIT membership)

For more information, please contact Shannon Speed at or (513) 529-2193

Registered Yoga School



In this 200-hour training, participants will learn the skills required to teach Vinyasa style yoga. Weekly meetings will be held twice per week for two and a half hours each week (for a total of five hours per week). Times and days are determined by the availability of trainees. Participants are required to take one Vinyasa style yoga class either at the Rec or at any other studio/location every week. The Recreational Sports Center RYT200 is the only local program that offers the opportunity to teach throughout the training. Once the program is underway, students will be required to practice teach once a week at the Rec Center, attend three 10-hour weekend sessions throughout the year, and perform some additional work on their own. A Recreation Center Group Fitness Membership is included in the cost of the program. The program will begin in September 2018 and conclude in April 2019. Contact Shannon Speed, or (513) 529-2193 for information about payment plans

Info Sessions in Rec Center Dry Classroom:
August 28 6:00 p.m.
August 30 2:30 p.m.

Weekly Meetings:
TBD by participant availability

Early Bird Pricing, before September 2:
$2199 Student
$2499 Non Student

Regular Registration, After September 2:
$2699 Student
$2999 Non Student

KNH 337A



Ever wanted to get into Strength and Conditioning, Personal Training or just improve your own workouts? This course will explore the basic foundations and applications in coaching; philosophy, sport science, and sport management with in-depth analysis of sport physiology. Students will learn all aspects necessary to be an effective and successful strength and conditioning coach for any sport for both teams and individual athletes. Questions? Contact

3 Academic Credits

Monday & Wednesday

1:15–2:35 p.m.